Charkhi Dadri

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This article is about the town and tehsil of Bhiwani district, Haryana. For Town in Uttar Pradesh, see Dadri.
Charkhi Dadri
Charkhi Dadri is located in Haryana
Charkhi Dadri
Charkhi Dadri
Location in Haryana, India
Coordinates: 28°35′N 76°16′E / 28.59°N 76.27°E / 28.59; 76.27Coordinates: 28°35′N 76°16′E / 28.59°N 76.27°E / 28.59; 76.27
Country  India
State Haryana
District Bhiwani
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 127306
Telephone code 01250
Nearest city Kosli, Bhiwani
Sex ratio 54:46 /
Literacy 70%
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dadri (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Climate Dry (Köppen)

Charkhi Dadri is a town and a municipal committee in Bhiwani district in the state of Haryana, India. The town was made by joining the villages of Charkhi and Dadri after urban development.presently,MLA of Charkhi Dadri is Sh.Rajdeep phogat(Indian National lok Dal)

Charkhi Dadri tehsil[edit]

Charkhi Dadri is a tehsil with 184 villages and is the largest tehsil in Haryana[citation needed]. It is located in southern Haryana 110 kilometres (68 mi) from the national capital of New Delhi. Folklore claims that the name "Dadri" is derived from a lake called Dadar. According to another anecdote, the place had a lake which was full of dadur (Sanskrit: frog) from which it took its current name. It is said that one day Dada Bilhan Singh, a descendant of Prithviraj Chauhan, came to this area and saw a cow and lion drinking water side by side. Intrigued by the sight, he went to a nearby cottage where a Mahatma named Swami Dayal lived. Bilhan Singh asked for the Mahatma's blessings and advice and was told that if he made the place his home, his family would be blessed and would rule over it in the future. In the past, Dadri was also a district or pargana and a state or riyasat.

Charkhi Dadri is the main market for all nearby villages and has its own food and grain markets and one FCI godown. People of many gotras live in Charkhi Dadri, the major ones being Janghu, Jangra, Bansal, Saini,Goyal Phogat, Lor, Sheoran, JatRana and Sangwan. Despite being just a tehsil, Charkhi Dadri has given many seasoned politicians and statesman to the state. Master Hukum Singh - late Ex Chief Minister, Choudhary Hargain Singh Gochwal, Chandravati, Ramesh Joshi, Late Ram Kishan Gupta - Ex-MP and educationalist, Late Ch. Kripa Ram Phogat - an Army Veteran from Mori village, a socialist , head of first labor union of Delhi Transport corporation & very close to former Chief Minister of Haryan Ch. Bansi Lal are a few prominent names which made their mark on national map of politics and social Works.It has many shopping institutions like Main market,Hira Chowk,Easy day etc.various motor vehicle showroom like tvs,bajaj,hero,chevrolet,mahindra,Honda were present makes Charkhi Dadri a big market for shopping.


As of the 2001 India census,[1] Charkhi Dadri had a population of 44,892. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Charkhi Dadri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy of 76% and female literacy of 62%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The major part of the ethnographic spectrum of the population is constituted by Jat people who have come from various neighbouring villages as well as many of them are descendants of the Rajput founders of the city. Another major chunk is descendant of Maratha warriors who after the defeat in the Third Battle Of Panipat, decided to settle in the nearby places. Another major community belongs to Bania (caste), Punjabi who live in clusters in the areas of Subhash Chowk, Kath Mandi, Pahwa Chowk and Ladhan Paana, are also found in great numbers,Saini live in thumping majority in Saini Pura, Jhajjar Ghati, Bir Bhairvi earlier known as "Gwadiwala Johar founded by late Nathu Ram Saini under the tree of peepal (ficus), age of peepal tree is more than 100 years and now alive]] and Brahmin who lives majorly in the concentrated pockets of old city called Chotti Bazari and places around Anaj mandi. Nevertheless, the city is a perfect melange with people from other diverse castes and communities as well. There are some locally places in the city which include Shyamesar Johar (pond) and Dayal Temple to name a few.

1996 Mid-air Collision[edit]

Charkhi Dadri came to media attention in when, on November 12, 1996, a Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 struck a Saudia Boeing 747 in the skies above the village, causing both jets to crash into the fields below. The collision resulted in the deaths of all 349 people on board both aircraft—the deadliest mid-air collision on record and the deadliest aviation disaster in India,[2] as well as the third-deadliest aviation disaster of all time.[3]

Cement plant - Cement Corporation of India[edit]

Cement Corporation Of India (CCI) established one of its cement plants in Haryana. The plant was commissioned in 1982 with an installed capacity of 174,000 tonnes per annum. The process used in the plant was a semi-dry one and the plant is sprawled across 198 acres (0.80 km2). The plant functioned for almost 15 years before production was stopped in 1996 due to various issues and the plant remains closed till date.[4]

Educational Institutions[edit]

Late Ram Kishan Gupta, then a former parliamentarian [5] founded the Dadri Education Society. [6] There are several educational institutions including KAIM (Kedarnath Aggarwal Institute of Management, JVMGRR Institute of Computer Applications are in Charkhi Dadri. There are many schools offering education like Apeejay School, DRK Adarsh Vidya Mandir, RED School, Vaish Girls Sr. Sec.

Places to see[edit]

Charkhi Dadri is a small but busy town with a good market.Both branded and non-branded goods are available for shopping. There are many temples worth seeing in Charkhi Dadri like Rest House temple, Hanuman Temple Keekar Vasni, Rangeela Hanuman Mandir, Baala Waala Johar, Kapoori Pahadi (Shiv Temple) and Shri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha (Subhash Chowk). Charkhi Dadri is connected by Road and Rail to Delhi.Notable people

  • Geeta phogat,women wrestler,Babita phogat,women wrestler,J star,singer


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Accident Database: Accident Synopsis 11121996". 1996-11-12. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Ten Worst Airplane Crashes in History - BootsnAll Toolkit". Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Charkhi-Dadri Cement Factory". Cement Corporation of India. 
  5. ^ . Tribune Retrieved 30 December 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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